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praevălĭdus , a, um, adj. praevaleo,
I.very strong (not in Cic. or Cæs.).
I. Lit.
A. Of persons: “juvenis,Liv. 7, 5: “legiones,Vell. 2, 69, 2: “cohortes,Tac. H. 2, 28.—
B. Of things: “manus,Ov. H. 9, 80: “ramus,Suet. Vesp. 5.—
II. Trop., very strong, very powerful, prevailing, prevalent.
A. Of persons, Tac. A. 3, 35.—
B. Of things: “urbes,Liv. 27, 39: “neu (terra) se praevalidam primis ostendat aristis,too strong, bearing too abundantly, Verg. G. 2, 252: “nomina equitum,great, imposing, Tac. A. 12, 60 fin.: “praevalida et adulta vitia,prevalent, id. ib. 3, 53.—Hence, adv.: praevă-lĭdē , very strongly (post-Aug.), Plin. 17, 14, 24, § 108.
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